David Pharr has more than seventeen years of experience with commercial litigation, business counseling and intellectual property. David was an equity partner with an AmLaw 200 firm, where he spent ten years representing small and large businesses in litigation and transactional matters. He served on the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups, focusing on business litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, financial services, and trademarks.
David also worked with his former firm’s Emerging Growth Companies Team, advising corporate clients on matters related to asset protection and risk management, including strategies for maximizing the value of intellectual property and insurance coverage while minimizing liability exposure.
In solo practice, David has focused on business representation and counseling. His lifelong enthusiasm for economic development and emerging technology has led him to efforts to support startup and growth stage businesses. He served on a tech transfer advisory panel at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, an advisory panel appointed by the Mississippi Secretary of State to craft equity crowdfunding regulation, and as a mentor and judge at Startup Weekend and New Venture Challenge events organized by Innovate Mississippi. David founded and organized the first TEDx event in Mississippi (TEDxJackson).
David uses his diverse business counseling and litigation experience as a civic volunteer, serving several terms on the Boards of Directors of the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District and the Central Mississippi Development Corporation, as well as the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, where he also served a one-year term as Chairman of the Board.